- colossus of rhodes
Origin of colossal
Examples from the Web for colossal
There was The Brittany Murphy Story, dubbed a “colossal mess” by reviewers.The Biggest Bombs of 2014: ‘Sex Tape,’ Mariah Carey’s Vocals, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and More|Kevin Fallon|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We, in olden days, had towering kooks and colossal villains.
But the quarantine, lifted just 10 days in, was a colossal failure.
Colossal geological forces collided: the Pacific Plate, the North American Plate and the Farralon Plate.Napa’s Earthquake Is Not The Only Thing Shaking The Vineyards|Clive Irving|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was, however, a colossal flop—critically and commercially—with Lynch later regretting sacrificing final cut.
He went about laughing as though nothing had happened at all; he treated the whole thing as a colossal joke.The Loom of Youth|Alec Waugh
The individual hides behind this colossal figure, and thus feels himself safe.The Psychology of Nations|G.E. Partridge
The colossal flux and reflux of waters produces a feeling of terrible sublimity.The Goddess of Atvatabar|William R. Bradshaw
Nevertheless as it were a mysterious sanctity descended here, because of the height, the impressive, colossal dimensions.The Tour|Louis Couperus
The funds that provided such a colossal service came from two sources—Canadian contributions and canteen profits.
1712 (colossic in the same sense is recorded from c.1600), from French colossal, from colosse, from Latin colossus, from Greek kolossos (see colossus).